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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Meritage Homes celebrates delivery of 100,000th home

Steven J. Hilton, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Meritage Homes, and the Meritage Homes team celebrate the delivery of the 100,000th home at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Peoria.

Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) announced it has completed and will soon close the sale of its 100,000th home. A celebration took place Oct. 14 in Phoenix to commemorate this milestone with the 100,000th homeowner. “Knowing that we are about to deliver Meritage’s 100,000th home brings an overwhelming sense of achievement for the company and for me personally,”… Read More →

Fingerpaint and Colorescience begin creative partnership

Content Marketing

Fingerpaint, a full-service marketing agency, is now working as a creative and strategic brand evolution partner with Colorescience. Fingerpaint will provide Colorescience with creative support for various brand initiatives, including internal and external communications, packaging, collateral and video production.  The initiatives will be managed by Fingerpaint’s Scottsdale office. “Colorescience represents somewhat of an intersection of… Read More →

Accounting sector expects strong revenue, steady profits

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The nation’s accounting firms are experiencing the strongest growth in revenues since the recession, averaging 6.3 percent last fiscal year, according to the just-released INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) National Benchmarking Report. In fact, 85 percent of the 540 firms that participated in IPA’s Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms experienced positive organic revenue growth. One… Read More →

Unclear bankruptcy laws may add hurdles for nonprofits


Nonprofit bankruptcy laws have room for improvement, writes Scott K. Brown, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, in “Confirming a Plan of Reorganization for a Nonprofit Debtor” in the 2016 edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Brown and co-author Evan C. Hollander note that “the term ‘nonprofit’ is not defined in… Read More →

Bayless Healthcare Group hires 3 clinical leaders

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Arizona-based healthcare provider Bayless Healthcare Group has expanded its intake capacity with the hiring of three physicians for its primary and pediatric care facilities. Bayless’ integrated primary care offers a shared emphasis on mental and physical health to its patients. With the expansion, Bayless has added a full-time psychiatry medical director, wellness supervisor and, starting in January,… Read More →

Abrazo to offer absorbable heart stent


Abrazo Community Health Network is expanding its cardiovascular care by offering a new absorbable heart stent procedure at its Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. The heart stent works in a similar fashion to dissolvable sutures to treat coronary artery disease, which affects approximately 15 million Americans. Dr. Nirav Mehta, an interventional cardiologist at Abrazo Arizona Heart… Read More →

Matson Money moves its headquarters to Scottsdale

Matson Money

Matson Money, a registered investment advisory firm which manages over $6.6 billion for investors nationwide, opened its new headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Oct. 14th. The grand opening featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility and a VIP reception which included guest appearances from Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and Vice Mayor Kathy Littlefield.   Photos… Read More →

Taylor Morrison will debut 2 luxury communities in Scottsdale

Taylor Morrison

Luxurious and relaxed living is coming to North Scottsdale with the grand opening of two, new communities, Copper Sky and Andaluza by Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer. The grand opening event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 8736 E. Granite Pass Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85266,… Read More →

$50,000 in grants awarded to local nonprofits by OneAZ Credit Union

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Reinforcing its commitment to the communities they serve, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation awarded grants to 33 local non-profit organizations from across the state. The awards are part of the Credit Union and Community Foundation’s community grants program, which gave $50,000 in much needed funds to organizations who serve a wide range of communities.… Read More →

Nextiva named one of the country’s best workplaces


Nextiva, an industry-leading cloud communications company, today announced that it has earned a place among the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Nextiva won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at… Read More →

Arizona Small Business Association opposes Prop 205


Small businesses are the life blood of Arizona business, and every day the nearly 500,000 Arizona small businesses struggle to provide goods/services, pay employees, provide benefits and make a profit. It seems that more small businesses would benefit the Arizona economy. Proposition 205, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana, would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana… Read More →

Economic experts expect steady growth, low unemployment for 2017

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

Steady, improving employment numbers at both the local and national levels are the highlight of an ongoing, eight-year economic recovery, which saw unemployment as high as 10 percent. With unemployment hovering around 5 percent now, top Valley economists say this is likely “as good as it’s going to get” recovery-wise for the foreseeable future. Economists… Read More →

Turf Paradise has an economic impact of $91M, study finds

Turf Paradise

A study, recently released by economist Dr. Margaret Ray of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia found that Turf Paradise Race Course generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona. Since its establishment in 1956 as Arizona’s first sports franchise, Turf Paradise has continually been ranked among the… Read More → names the top internship programs for 2017

Copyright: goodluz / 123RF Stock Photo, the source for career intelligence, has taken the guesswork out of the exhaustive internship search with today’s release of the Top Internships for 2017, highlighting the top programs in 13 categories, including the Most Prestigious Internships, the Best Overall Internships, the programs offering the best Quality of Life and Career Development, and the best… Read More →

Western Alliance Bank moves up to No. 4 in Arizona deposits

Enterprise Bank

Western Alliance Bank, including its Arizona banking division, Alliance Bank of Arizona, has moved up to No. 4 in deposits across the state of Arizona from its 6th position last year, according to newly released data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The bank is part of top-performing Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Western Alliance Bank also… Read More →